The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY, October 18
Which isn't to say that King Tuff played terribly — they didn't. The guitar acrobats of "Anthem" sounded just as gleeful live as they do on record; "Keep on Movin'" got the crowd moving; and Thomas, as well as his fully mustachioed bandmates, worked hard to keep the audience's interest.
Yet here's the issue: King Tuff, despite having several can't-miss singles, simply don't have enough hits to sustain an hour-long set. It is, perhaps, why Thomas should focus on releasing singles instead (or funnel his creative energies into Witch).
It was a set, perhaps, that could've worked in front of a Burger Records-centric audience, but for aside from a few isolated (and frankly, embarrassing) push-mosh pits, King Tuff struggled to build any meaningful momentum. File this under forgettable.
ReviewsNov 10, 2014
Blue Rodeo / Adam Baldwin / Carleton StoneRath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro NS, November 9
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SoHo GhettoChampions Bar & Grill, Truro NS, November 8
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MonomythHoliday Inn, Truro NS, November 7
Halifax jangle junkies Monomyth check off so many indie rock fetish boxes that they almost seem like a result of a focus group: earnestly ir...
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Foo FightersDowntown Stage, Las Vegas NV, October 26
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